The Interdisciplinary Humanities major at Penn State Harrisburg provides the opportunity for a student interested in a broad-based liberal arts education to create an academic program to fit individual interests, abilities, and career or education plans. The program encourages a strong student/faculty partnership in planning a student’s curriculum. Further, the program encourages internships, focused concentration of electives, and involvement in student organizations as invaluable assets to a student’s educational planning. With these tools and an understanding of their career goals, graduates of the Interdisciplinary Humanities program can explore diverse opportunities in today’s career world. Career paths may include teaching, corporate communications, media, arts management, advertising, marketing and sales, social service agencies, law, government, business, and nonprofit agencies.
The employment outlook for the well-qualified and prepared Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate is good. Human services, law, teaching, business management, corporate communications, government, and nonprofit management are fields which are expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through 2016.
Related Job Titles
The following list has been developed to provide examples of the opportunities available in today’s career market for graduates of the Interdisciplinary Humanities program. It is not an exhaustive list, but can be used as an initial source of reference. Positions include: Account Executive, Alumni Relations Coordinator, Civic Affairs Representative, Communications Specialist, Community Affairs Coordinator, Community Relations Specialist, Consumer Affairs Coordinator, Copy Editor, Director of Development or Fund-Raising, Editor, Event Coordinator, Human Services Worker, Library Aide, Lobbyist, Patient Advocate, Public Relations Writer, Sales or Sales Management, Social Work Assistant, Technical Writer, Vocational Counselor, Volunteer Coordinator, and Writer.